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Paula Mejia

Hi, I’m Paula. I’ve been writing since I could pick up a pencil. My first published piece was at age six, and was a poem about my then-boxer puppy Bubbles.

Now, I'm an Associate Editor at Atlas Obscura. My work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Magazine, NPR, The Paris Review, Rolling Stone and many others, and I've also edited for the likes of NPR and Red Bull Music Academy. I typically write about the arts, food, culture, the Internet, media and other oddites and ephemera, though my personal specialities include PJ Harvey, the X-Files, and figuring out how to press the world’s first record onto a wheel of cheese. 

My first book, about The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Psychocandy,’ was published October 2016 on Bloomsbury Press as a part of the 33 1/3 series. 

Get in touch regarding stories, pitches, questions, if you want to give me free snacks, or if you just want to say hello.